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Old 08-25-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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Just got back from the range with my 308 and my xd9... Shot the 308 great but noticed when im shooting my xd my bullets were low and to the left....i was shooting about 10 yards and keeping same sights throughout the day....any advice on what i may be doing wrong for my shots to be low?
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:28 PM   #3
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And this http://www.bullseyepistol.com/chapter2.htm
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Thanks...i guess i just need more practice and maybe more discipline when im shooting...but i will never stop lol
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If you are right handed you could be over gripping the pistol. If you put too much thumb pressure in the grip, it tends to rotate the gun to the left when you fire. Or if you don't have your trigger finger in the right place you may push the pistol to the left when you squeeze the trigger.

Dropping rounds downward often indicates that you are anticipating recoil and trying to force the muzzle down before it even has risen under recoil.

If you can, go buy some snap caps and let someone else mix them in with the rounds in your mag. You will then probably be able to see what you are doing that you can't see when the gun actually fires.
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http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f14/diagnosis-handgun-inaccuracy-53591/

There is a good chart in that thread. There is a better one somewhere on here with two circles, one for righty's and one for lefty's (not politically speaking).
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my weapons are all more accurate than am i. when i fail to properly alaign my sights and or snatch at the trigger rather than smoothly press the trigger, my results are lousy. most of the time it is pretty good but when i struggle i know it is back to the basics. sight picture and trigger press above all else. grip and stance are important of course but if i don't press the trigger with good sight picture forget i might as well stand on my head and pass gas.
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If you are right handed you could be over gripping the pistol. If you put too much thumb pressure in the grip, it tends to rotate the gun to the left when you fire. Or if you don't have your trigger finger in the right place you may push the pistol to the left when you squeeze the trigger.

Dropping rounds downward often indicates that you are anticipating recoil and trying to force the muzzle down before it even has risen under recoil.

If you can, go buy some snap caps and let someone else mix them in with the rounds in your mag. You will then probably be able to see what you are doing that you can't see when the gun actually fires.
Thanks alot..this sounds like what i am doing and is great advice...another buddy of mine said i was probably putting too much pressure on the grip...i am looking forward to getting back to the range and putting these tips to the test...thanks again everyone
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If it makes you feel any better, you're not the first one to be afflicted with the "low-left" problem, particularly shooting the XD line of pistols.

Once you achieve the proper sight picture, illustrated in tacticalfun's posts, and can perfect the correct grip and trigger "press" mentioned by SSGN-Doc and refugeepj, you'll be well on your way.
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If it makes you feel any better, you're not the first one to be afflicted with the "low-left" problem, particularly shooting the XD line of pistols.

Once you achieve the proper sight picture, illustrated in tacticalfun's posts, and can perfect the correct grip and trigger "press" mentioned by SSGN-Doc and refugeepj, you'll be well on your way.
I just got back yesterday from the range and i loosened my grip a little and what a diiference it made!!...still slightly low...but nothing compared towhat it was and no more pulling left.... was very pleased with how i shot and thanks everyone for the pointers
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